Matsuhisa Vail

4.7
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894 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Enjoy world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese-Peruvian cuisine in the heart of Vail village. Located in the Solaris building, the restaurant's floor to ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of Vail Mountain.
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1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Matsuhisa always does a great job. The food is always fresh and excellent.

KC
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in the Vail Valley, service is superb and the food is amazing. Great place to have a good festive dinner.

JW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with fantastic service
Ambiance is great! Ask them for recommendations because the prepare some pretty fantastic dishes that come with a great presentation or experience.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this restaurant and the dinner. Excellent service.
The best Japanese cuisine I have ever had. Every dish was delicious and beautifully presented.

S
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always. We sat at the sushi bar and had a nice conversation with one of the chefs. Some great deal on fall specials on the menu as well as discounted wines.

MC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went to Mountain Standard the night before and we were blown away with that dinner then we came to Matsuhisa the next night, hoping to have a similar experience but it was very average - and even more costly than Mountain Standard! Don't bother coming here... you would be better off going to Mountain Standard two nights in a row, I promise!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went with the chefs fixed menu... which included a miso soup and Mochi as two of the courses! Even the sushi courses were blah. We ended up ordering extra off the menu and left happy. But not at al what we expected from Nobu🤷🏽‍♂️

KA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was impeccable and service was amazing. Our waitress knew the menu inside out and backwards and was able to answer any questions we had. Will definitely be going back!

P
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was really great. The only negative thing I can say is they didn’t disclose the price of the special which was using the same preparation as another item on the menu. But price was 2.5 times higher. Though it did taste great.

JG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was excellent. We were with our toddler, who I thought might drive everyone crazy at such a posh restaurant. We’ve eaten at various Matsuhisa restaurants, but never with a three year old. Well, I’ve never felt like more of a VIP. Sure, our daughter was rather well behaved, but I got the feeling that they would have been okay if she’d been a pill. The food was fantastic, and the items we took to go because she looked like she was waning in patience were just as good. I really can’t say enough nice things. Go. Eat well. Don’t miss the tempura tofu or the tuna tacos. But everything on the menu is fantastic. You cannot go wrong.

h
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! AMAZING experience from start to finish. I’ve eaten at a lot of great restaurants all over the world and this one is up there with the best. The service is so genuine and knowledgeable. The food is absolutely top notch and paced perfectly. The ambiance is like nothing else in Vail. Great job Matsuhisa Vail! We will be back.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Dined for a birthday party, we waited 25 minutes without any drinks, our first sushi appetizer arrived and we finished it prior to 1 beer and sake. It took at least another 15 to add on to our current order, waitress apologized twice but didn’t do anything to check or fix the situation. Very disappointed with experience after having many other wonderful meals at this restaurant!

SP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server led us through sake and food menu in a lovely way. Took the decision out of it and got a great sense of the cuisine.

KG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Matsuhisa overall has a nice vibe with good food. Our group enjoyed sharing plates of food together as well as finishing our dinner with a dessert none of us has tried, shaved ice with icecream and toppings. The only thing we didn't care for was the waitress telling us what we should order rather than recommending. Her verbiage was quite forceful. We did choose a few items she said to try, though.

SM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal all around and our server Ben was the best. His suggestions were great and made our experience even better. All of the staff were so welcoming and attentive- a perfect dining experience.

J
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration during Vail Restaurant Week. We loved it! But despite how incredible the food was, and the fall discounts, it was still pricey.

CF
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant! :)

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. This place has the whole package, great food, staff, scene and of course a great view of the mountain. All of it made for an incredible experience! The king crab tempura and tuna sashimi with truffles were out of this world. My buddy had the bento box and was a huge fan as well. Thank you Matsuhisa and keep it up!

DS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went during restaurant week and I thought the offerings including their fall menu were terrific. We filled in with a couple things from the regular menu and really enjoyed our evening. Wild loud vibe this particular Friday night, but felt fun and hopping.

C
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I would recommend as the food and environment were both of very high quality. The drinks were way overpriced including a glass of wine that was so small it almost seemed like a shot glass amount. Waitress pushed hard to upsell which also created an uncomfortable environment.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service and food as usual! Can’t wait to go back

h
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience start to finish. The server knew so much about the menu. She made great recommendations on dishes we would have never tried and took such great care of us. The food was AMAZING!

SB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Our server, Elizabeth was so fantastic and was very knowledgeable about my gluten allergy!
We love it here!

j
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view of fall aspens from our table. Delicious sea bass and cod dishes, tempura and shrimp!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food and atmosphere is incredible!

SN
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was difficult to deal with. She was very irritated when we didn't exactly take her dining suggestions. She did not appreciate our questions about the menu. The menu itself had very little description and the server did not love that we asked questions. When we decided not to order a ton of food, she was also irritated. But without the proper menu descriptions and help from our server, we did not feel like spending the money. The menu prices were high and portions were small. Which I did expect.
The salads that we had were amazing though!
The restaurant's music was so loud (like a nightclub almost) that it was difficult to hold a conversation.

MW
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nobu restaurants are a standard in the food industry and this venture does not disappoint. Consistency is key.

Location, ambiance and service are simply a precursor to amazing dishes. Fresh, lite and flavorful allow you to try plenty of dishes.

You pay for what you get so don’t balk at the prices!

Hope to return soon.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. Off the menu sushi incredible. Nobu shaved ice a life changer!

DV
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

With all the other food options in Vail, I would skip thisone.

TC
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant that can be described as superior in all aspects.

C
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Wow! When a restaurant like Matsuhisa decides its more important to skimp on food quality and have high prices its time to avoid.

We have never seen salmon sashimi sliced as thin as the sashimi here. A new style salmon roll with paper thin salmon. Wow !!

Miso with clams. Two broken clams. Compare to Sushi Den where there are more than 10 clams. Wow!

Greed at its best.

And on top of that, the servers seemed intent on rushing us along to the point of reaching to remove the plates we were still eating from.

Wow!

AVOID !!

BR
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a terrific dinner! Everything was perfect. The manager, Jordan, is great as he watches over the room making sure everything is just right. Our waiter was excellent. The food was delicious. We always drop by when we are in Vail and enjoy a perfect evening.

ES
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!
We will definitely return
Staff was terrific

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sake list, excellent service, and top quality sushi

OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aubrey was great!

DV
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Overall very disappointing — we had a 8 reservation for our anniversary - pushed as the kitchen was closing at 9 which seems odd for a Friday night — and then both my wife and I got sick - bad all the way around - service, food and experience .. I have been a big Nobu fan but won’t be going back

CB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience! Food, drinks, and service are all excellent.

OT
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chef ever —we have eaten there four other times and the new chef Peter has produced the most outstanding cuisine we have had at Matsuhisa including New York’s Nobus

NM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Overpriced tasteless sushi with snooty attitude, will not be back. Had better at smaller cheaper places.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Fantastic service